As Dapper as Ever- DGR 10th Edition to be held on 22 May 2022

As Dapper as Ever- DGR 10th Edition to be held on 22 May 2022

May 17, 2022 0 By The Editor

10th Edition of DGR to be held on 22 May 2022

The DGR is back! After a hiatus of two years due to the pandemic, on Sunday the 22nd May 2022 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Pune returns. Motorcyclists from across Pune with will join fellow men and women across the globe to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health on behalf of Movember Foundation . Men die on average 6 years earlier than women and for largely preventable reasons. The number of men that are suffering is growing, and we need to do something about that.

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celebrity guest – Amit Sadh attends 2017 edition

So, before we press our tweed and polish our boots, we are asking you to join us in raising funds and awareness for these causes by donating what you can for this meaningful cause and to help the men we love, live happier and healthier lives.


Speaking to The Upshifters India about the ride here is what Pune host Kamal Chodhri had to say –

“After the pandemic there is a great energy in the Motorcycling Communities of Pune. Going with the local lingo of any bike, any biker, we are gathering together to spread awareness about prostrate cancer and mental health. Bikers from across the length and breadth of Pune will be coming together.”


The local event partners for DGR Pune edition are:

Merchandise Partner – Creators Co.

Lube Partner – Protech Turbo

Media Partners – Visualistic Sculptor, The Upshifters India & One Life Ride It


DGR 2022 – Events Details:

  • Date- 22nd May , Sunday
  • 🕘Meeting Time : 8:45 AM
  • 📍Meeting Location  – Suyog Platinum Tower, Bavaria Motors
    Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Pune – Meet up location
  • 🏢Reach Destination : 10:15 AM
  • 🖐️Event Closure : 12:30 PM
  • 🎩Dress code : Suits, Formals, Waist Coats, Blazers, Polished Shoes, Trimmed Beards and a most importantly, a gentlemanly attitude.
  • 🏃Individual Booking Amount : Rs. 325 (Early Bird)
  • 👬 For Group booking (10+ Riders) – Get group discount of Rs.25 for each participant


Ticket booking & 💰Registration Link (Limited seats):



Connect with local DGR hosts here: Umesh Nariyani


2019 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Pune Video –


DGR 2022 Style Guide

Inspired by photography featuring old-school dapper folks and classic bikes, DGR took shape as a themed ride designed to bring together the classic & vintage styled motorcycle community and later, men’s health.

In keeping with the classic lines of vintage-inspired motorcycles, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a niche charity event that focusses on classically designed motorcycles, and dapper gentlefolk riding their bikes through the heart of their cities. These bikes strictly include Café Racer’s, Bobber’s, Classic’s, Tracker’s, Scrambler’s, Old School Chopper’s, Modern Classic’s, Sidecar’s, Classic Scooter’s, and Brat Styled motorcycles to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health programs.



ABOUT DGR Host – Kamal Chodhri & Road Thrill

Road Thrill is a non-profit social community of bikers and travelers. We are all inclusive HapPY Peple 🙂 Join us to attend regular events, get connected to like-minded people and to Meet – Travel – Discover.


We are a biking & travel community pioneered by a dedicated RT Admin Team and RT Crew. We are a non-profit community driven entity who started our operations in February 2015, with Bangalore as our main base & now in:

  • Pune
  • Hyderabad
  • Chennai and
  • Delhi

We have day rides, overnight rides, endurance rides, night rides, just rides, work shops, awareness sessions, cause rides/events and many more where all of them are driven by the community members itself taking initiatives as and when required.


Excerpts from our Road Thrill Code. which we practice and follow:

Road Thrill is a medium that brings together a gathering of happy people. We meet, travel and discover to bust the stress and get away from the mundane professional assignments. So, as we seek to gain peace and explore the vast canvas of things around us, it is in the prudence of all of us to detach ourselves from any rough attitudes, ego and heroism, for they are the potential spoil sports everywhere. As a Road Thrill member we take personal responsibility for our conduct individually and as a member of Road Thrill Community. We agree to maintain respect to oneself and towards others.


Road Thrill: Community Chapters:
  • #RTBengaluru
  • #RTPune
  • #RTHyderabad
  • #RTChennai
  • #RTDelhi
  • #RTCoimbatore
  • #RTShivamogga
  • #RTMumbai
  • #RTWomen


The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2012 by Mark Hawwa. After inspiration from a photograph featuring classic suits and vintage motorcycles, Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of motorcyclists and connect the global motorcycling community and to raise funds for a cause important to every rider.


The event has been attracting an increasing number of participants around the world every year since 2012. Since then, it has raised a total of $27.45M USD and brought together over 300,000 riders. This year, the motorcycling fundraising event looks to reach the milestone of raising over $30M USD on its 10th year anniversary, to continue funding research and programs with Movember such as the Social Connections Challenge and the Veteran’s and First Responders Challenge.


Connect with Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride here:





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